September 21, 2009

Quickie

Hey everyone. I still don't have pictures ("work" photos take precedence over personal photos!) and my stories will be spurred by them - since I know you are hanging on pins and needles for a detailed account of my vacation... but in catching up with your blogs, I read Amy's and it prompted some reflection.

One thing you notice in Disney is families, especially when you are there without kids. Don't get me wrong, it was the perfect trip and we love being able to go wherever, whenever, without having to wait in line for pictures with every single princess or toting strollers, diaper bags and snacks everywhere (though I do look forward to those days, as well) - but there is something about Disney through a child's eyes that is in itself real magic. And when you are one of the minority who came without children, it's hard not to notice.

Anyway, one thing I noticed was the large number of adoptive families. Honestly, it was hard not to stare, not because the sight is all that unusual (several of our friends have children they have adopted from various countries and races) but because, well, I see my - our - future in them, and it tugged at my heart every time they passed.

One instance in particular: we were at the hotel pool and there was an older, tall, heavy-set Caucasian fellow swimming and I hear a little voice giggling and hollering next to him, and it's his tiny Asian daughter. They both had the biggest grins on. And I was reminded again of the beautiful institution of adoption that God created.

He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved. ~ Eph 1:5-6

6 comments:

  1. Thanks. :0) I love hearing what is really going inside of people's heads- especially when it's a good thought. Often, unfortunately, we get to hear the not so good ones. Having said that, I stare too. LOL Really just sharing our every day lives with people in that post- and the stares, for whatever reasons- are a part of it. Love your blog by the way! Amy

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  2. OMGoodness, I have found a fellow right-wing nutjob. AND you want to adopt. I really thought I may be the only one out there. I will be stalking your blog from here on out, just warning you :o)

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  3. Welcome back...glad you had a great time!! You are so right about adoption...it really is so beautiful and a mircale with the way it all comes together. Amazing love. :)

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  4. Great comments on adoption - I would LOVE to adopt one day. I just cannot imagine anything more special then giving a child a home when he didn't have one. Amazing.

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  5. I am so glad you're back! I can't wait to hear all about the trip :)
    (And yes, I'm a complete dill for missing your giveaway).

    It seems adoption is much more common over there than here. Or maybe I'm just not at all observant. I would like to adopt a child one day, I just think it would be so humbling to bring such happiness and security to a child.

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  6. I was just admiring Katherine Heigl this week for her adoption. I don't care what other ppl say... people who choose to adopt are very special people. I hope that one day God will allow us to be able to adopt as well :-)

    Btw, I love your new profile pic!

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